Michigan's Violent Gaming Law

Granholm Signs New Laws to Protect Children from Violent and Sexually-Explicit Video Games (thanks bandersnatch) has word on a new law in Michigan to take effect in December making it illegal to sell Mature or Adult rated video games to children:
LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today signed legislation that that will make the sale or rental of mature or adult-rated video games to children illegal. The new law applies to children age 17 and younger and will take effect on December 1, 2005.

“Making sure that our children are protected is an essential function of government,” Granholm said. “This new common-sense law is one more tool we can provide to help parents protect their children from the effects of violence and graphic adult content.”
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I'm in Michigan as well as Brym is, and I can say it is not just a Democrat issue, although its polarized that way with Hilary and Jack Thompson leading in the press releases on this issue. This will perhaps slow sales, but it certainly won't stop it. Remember the story about the grandmother buying San Andreas for her 14 year old grandson? The new law would not have stopped her from buying it. And I can almost bet it will not be enforced to stringently. When I was a teen in the 70's it was never a problem getting alcohol, smokes or seeing R rated movies. Illegal yes, but there were ways to get around it, as I'm sure 17 and youngers will have no major problems getting the games they want. All they have to do is throw a piss fit and most parents will just give up and buy it for them to shut them up. Or the underpaid nerd at GameStop just won't give a shit about selling a game to whoever shows up to buy it.
Consoles are schwag.
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